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Category Archives: Valley News

Famed ‘virus hunter’ visits Bitterroot

  By Carlotta Grandstaff Dr. Ian Lipkin is a scientist most commonly referred to as “eminent.” The New York Times calls him a “Virus-Hunting Master.” To Discover Magazine he is “The World’s Most Celebrated Virus Hunter.” To Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslett he is “advisor” and, briefly, “co-worker.” Lipkin is all over the map –…

Daly Hospital holds another successful health fair

  On November 2, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opened its doors for a health fair and free cholesterol screening. Despite the cold and need to fast for up to 12 hours, many showed up early and lines were winding down hallways. Information and raffle tickets were passed out along with water so everyone was well…

Grantsdale School bell to be preserved

  By Michael Howell Last June, Grantsdale Elementary School, which at the time was the oldest continually operating school in the state of Montana, closed its doors. But if the Bitterroot Valley Historical Society board of directors gets its way, the old bell tower and iconic bell that rang out for generations of Bitterroot school…

2013 Mammo Man ‘crowned’ during Sprinkle Pink event

There was a ‘pink’ happening in Stevensville on Friday night. Sprinkle Pink, the Aid for Mammography fundraising event that is happening throughout the Bitterroot Valley made a stop in Stevensville, and while the intent was to raise funds and awareness for early detection through mammography, something a little deeper was also happening – an awareness…

Hospital donates to student athletics

  By Michael Howell The sports physical exam program sponsored by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital drew 271 student athletes who paid $25 each for their physical examinations. The exams are required to participate in school athletics. What makes the program unique is that the doctors donate their time and the exam fee is returned to…

Spirit of the historic creamery lives on with new building owners

  Following yet another successful Creamery Picnic in Stevensville, it seems only fitting to re-introduce the Creamery Building and its new owners, Carrie and Brett McEnroe-Mauri. The first Creamery Picnic was held in 1911 following a devastating fire. A successful community-wide effort to rebuild the razed structure was completed in a single month on August…

Stevensville landmark home revitalized as law office

    By Michael Howell Stevensville Attorney Kenneth Bransby has taken an old house that sat empty on the town’s Main Street for years and turned it into a first class law office. The house, built in 1900, did not exactly fit the needs of his business but it does now after six months of…

Cooper Firearms – their aim is true

  By Eric Brockett Along time ago in Southern Illinois, I remember sitting on a log with my grandfather out in the woods before light. We were squirrel hunting. One of the things that makes this memory so special, other than listening for the sound of acorns dropping from the trees that the squirrel chewed…

Stoneydale Press Publishing Company – built on a solid foundation

By Eric Brockett When one builds a house it is critical to have a strong foundation, such as stone or concrete. This type of foundation will support whatever is built above to weather storms and/or the difficult times that might lie ahead.  Dale and Patricia Burk, owners of the Stoneydale Press Publishing Company in Stevensville,…

Local veteran selected for ‘The Mission Continues’ fellowship

On Friday, July 19, Tim Peterson, First Sergeant, USMC (Ret), shipped out to Saint Louis, Missouri for a 3-day orientation and swearing in with The Mission Continues. The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit service organization that empowers post 9/11 veterans to serve their country in new ways. It was founded by Eric Greitens, a…